Definition of greasepaint in English:

greasepaint

Line breaks: grease|paint
Pronunciation: /ˈgriːspeɪnt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A waxy substance used as make-up by actors.
More example sentences
  • John knows the ins and outs of the acting world, working as both an amateur and professional in the land of greasepaint and footlights.
  • Mike produced several sticks of green greasepaint and showed John how to apply the camouflage in diagonal stripes on his face.
  • Covered with greasepaint and standing motionless for an hour, two young people act as statuesque models to earn money.

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